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One Life at a Time, Please (1988)

CoverAnother collection of essays and articles, just as good as the others.

The working title of this book was Rock Salt & Cherry Pie, a title that now and then shows up in bibliography listings.

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War-horse, gadfly, iconoclast, storyteller, stylist, naturalist -- there is no simple category to contain the vibrant prose of Edward Abbey. And in this collection of essays, the prose sparkles like the bright midday sun off desert sandstone. Abbey writes, he says, to make a difference: "to oppose injustice, to defy the powerful, to speak for the voiceless."


"What entertains many and exasperates others is Abbey's unique prose voice. Alternately misantrophic and sentimental, enraged and hilarious, it is the voice of a full-blooded man airing his passions." -- Peter Carlson, People magazine

"We are living ... among punishments and ruins. For those who knows this, Edward Abbey's books remain an indispensable solace. His essays, and his novels, too, are 'antidotes to despair'." -- Wendell Berry


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Library of Congress Data

Abbey, Edward, 1927-
  One life at a time, please / Edward Abbey.  1st ed.  New York : Holt, c1988.
xii, 225 p. ; 23 cm.

LC CALL NUMBER: PS3551.B2 Z47 1988

  Abbey, Edward, 1927- --Biography.
  Authors, American--20th century--Biography.

DEWEY DEC:  813/.54  B dc19

ISBN:  0805006028
       0805006036 (pbk.)
LCCN:  87-8812

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